In the realm of taxidermy, the term “acquisition” refers to the process of obtaining animal specimens. This is a crucial initial step in the art and science of taxidermy, where specimens are preserved for educational, scientific, or decorative purposes. The acquisition process must adhere to a set of ethical, legal, and environmental guidelines to ensure that the collection of specimens is responsible and sustainable. This includes compliance with wildlife conservation laws, respect for natural habitats, and often involves collaboration with wildlife management authorities. The quality and condition of the acquired specimens significantly influence the final outcome of the taxidermy process. Therefore, proper methods of handling, transportation, and storage are essential components of the acquisition phase to maintain the integrity of the specimen. This stage sets the foundation for the meticulous work of taxidermy, where the specimens are artistically preserved to replicate their natural appearance.